Event Title

A seminar model for enhancing physical therapy education: The integration of distance education techniques for global education

Location

HPD South Atrium

Format

Poster

Start Date

16-1-2010 11:30 AM

End Date

16-1-2010 12:30 PM

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: This “Webinar Conference Seminar” (WCS) model evolved due to the need to arrange Physical Therapist’s in Private Practice to lecture and share their knowledge with students. Since most of the lecturers were at a distance, travel and time constraints were problematic.

PURPOSE: The WCS model is to enhance education where speakers, instructors and students are at a distance with telephone and Internet capabilities.

METHODOLOGY: In this developmental project both the speaker and student were at home or office using a telephone and conference calling. At a pre-determined time each student and presenter telephoned and followed voice prompts to join the conference call. The students also logged into a Web based chat room. The course professor moderated structured communication to avoid simultaneous multiple conversations.

RESULTS: The project was assessed after 14 conference calls. The results indicated a majority of the students were pleased with the discussion and the convenience of attending class online from home. All the presenters were satisfied with the procedure.

CONCLUSIONS: The WCS model is a powerful scalable means to explore global education. The WCS model is scalable to slide shows, video, and session recordings for future playback. It is a convenient and efficient means to learn at home and experience global lecturers. The “Web Conference Seminar” model is viable option for quality education.

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A seminar model for enhancing physical therapy education: The integration of distance education techniques for global education

HPD South Atrium

INTRODUCTION: This “Webinar Conference Seminar” (WCS) model evolved due to the need to arrange Physical Therapist’s in Private Practice to lecture and share their knowledge with students. Since most of the lecturers were at a distance, travel and time constraints were problematic.

PURPOSE: The WCS model is to enhance education where speakers, instructors and students are at a distance with telephone and Internet capabilities.

METHODOLOGY: In this developmental project both the speaker and student were at home or office using a telephone and conference calling. At a pre-determined time each student and presenter telephoned and followed voice prompts to join the conference call. The students also logged into a Web based chat room. The course professor moderated structured communication to avoid simultaneous multiple conversations.

RESULTS: The project was assessed after 14 conference calls. The results indicated a majority of the students were pleased with the discussion and the convenience of attending class online from home. All the presenters were satisfied with the procedure.

CONCLUSIONS: The WCS model is a powerful scalable means to explore global education. The WCS model is scalable to slide shows, video, and session recordings for future playback. It is a convenient and efficient means to learn at home and experience global lecturers. The “Web Conference Seminar” model is viable option for quality education.